Developing TAPPI Standards

Standards are of the utmost importance in the pulp, paper and converting industries as they have a serious impact on business and trade. As a member, you are eligible to get involved in the process of developing new Standards for the industry.

How to Propose new Standards

Are you interested in proposing a new Standard? We encourage members to consult our complete list of subject categories for Standards below, or view the PDF list.

If you have a general idea for a Standard, you can complete the New Idea Submission Form. We will review your idea and identify the right committee or group to work on your suggestion.

If you already further along, you can send an initial draft to standards@tappi.org. A Standards manager will then work with you to develop a Standard-Specific Interest Group (SSIG) for the new Standard. This will set in motion the development and review process, which is described in the Standards Guidelines.

TAPPI Standards Guidelines

If you are at the writing stage, or if you are the chairperson of a Standards working group, you can download a copy of our Regulations and Style Guidelines.

In this manual, you will find:

  • How to write a Standard Test Method using proper terminology and format
  • How to write TAPPI Standard Specifications, Glossaries and Guidelines using proper terminology and format
  • What requirements exist for precision statements in Official and Provisional Test Methods
  • A checklist to make sure all required sections have been included in a Standard draft
  • How working group chairperson, working groups and Standard-Specific Interest Groups (SSIGs) fit into the process of preparing a Standard
  • How the balloting process works
  • How to resolve comments and negative votes

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Boiler MACT Regulatory Update, 2015 PEERS Conference

Boiler MACT Regulatory Update, 2015 PEERS Conference

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An Update on Consistency Transmitter Measurement Technology & Process Considerations, 2015 PEERS Conference

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The new reburnedlime analyzer for residual carbonate testing, 2015 PEERS Conference

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Pulping/Bleaching Chemical Recovery Development Needs, 2015

Pulping/Bleaching Chemical Recovery Development Needs, 2015 PEERS Conference

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STEAM NETWORK CONTROL AND OPTIMIZATION, 2015 PEERS Conferenc

STEAM NETWORK CONTROL AND OPTIMIZATION, 2015 PEERS Conference

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A simple indicator paper approach to recycle mill stickie control, 2015 PEERS Conference

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Micro Carbon Technology: A Powerful and Proven Technology

Micro Carbon Technology: A Powerful and Proven Technology to Improve Wastewater Treatment Efficiency, 2015 PEERS Conference

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Advanced Work Packaging (AWP), 2015 PEERS Conference

Advanced Work Packaging (AWP), 2015 PEERS Conference

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TAPPISAFE Albany International’s Involvement, 2015 PEERS Con

TAPPISAFE Albany International’s Involvement, 2015 PEERS Conference

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Duplex Stainless Steel for the Pulp & Paper Industry, 2015 P

Duplex Stainless Steel for the Pulp & Paper Industry, 2015 PEERS Conference

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Precision Alignment of Winders, 2015 PEERS Conference

Precision Alignment of Winders, 2015 PEERS Conference

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Important lessons learned during the commercialization of th

Important lessons learned during the commercialization of the LignoBoostÿ process, 2015 PEERS Conference

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Superior Recovery Boiler Water Chemistry Control and Leak In

Superior Recovery Boiler Water Chemistry Control and Leak Indication Achieved with New Monitoring and Control System, 2015 PEERS Conference

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New Developments inPaper Recycling:Kaolin? Based Deinking

New Developments in Paper Recycling: Kaolin? Based Deinking Aids, 2015 PEERS Conference

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Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Chip Penetration Aid for K

Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Chip Penetration Aid for Kraft Digesters in the Lab and in the Field, 2015 PEERS Conference

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High Power Generation From Recovery Boilers, What Are The Li

High Power Generation From Recovery Boilers, What Are The Limits?, 2015 PEERS Conference

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Safety Aspects and Practical Constraints in the Combustion o

Safety Aspects and Practical Constraints in the Combustion of Odorous Gases in Black Liquor Recovery Boilers, 2015 PEERS Conference

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The Latest on EPA's CCR Rule and the Challenges of Coal Ash,

The Latest on EPA's CCR Rule and the Challenges of Coal Ash, 2015 PEERS Conference

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Södra Cell Värö Mill Expansion, Making Of A State-Of-The-Art

Södra Cell Värö Mill Expansion, Making Of A State-Of-The-Art Pulp Mill, 2015 PEERS Conference

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The Potential Impact of Unoxidized and Thiosulphate Oxidized

The Potential Impact of Unoxidized and Thiosulphate Oxidized White Liquor Use On Oxygen Delignification Performance, 2015 PEERS Conference